Before my operation

Loving God,

I know that you are with me at all times and in every situation,

but I ask that I may especially sense your presence with me now.

You understand my feelings at this moment;

you know my fears and my nervousness;

you know the thoughts that I cannot put into words.


As I prepare to go into theatre,

I thank you for all the skill and wisdom of the surgeon,

the anaesthetist and the nursing staff.

Give them strength for their work today,

and help me to place myself in their skilful hands.


In confidence and trust, 

I now place myself in your healing hands, 

knowing that you are the source of all life,

and that nothing can ever separate me from your boundless love.